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Boonsboro pulls away from Clear Spring

January 21, 2004|By JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO -- After an even first quarter, the Boonsboro girls basketball team was looking for a break against Clear Spring.

In the second quarter, the Warriors got their fast break working and went on to a 67-42 win over the Blazers in an MVAL Antietam game Tuesday.

Sarah Keyser had 18 points and three steals for Boonsboro (6-5, 2-2).

"The thing that really worked for us was the fast break," Keyser said. "All that we had to do to break their press was pass once and we were down the court."

Janet Cole had 11 points and seven rebounds, Amy Rhoderick had 10 points and six rebounds, Jerica Hewett had seven rebounds, six assists and four steals, while Caitlyn Selby grabbed eight rebounds for the Warriors.

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Tawnya Blair scored 10 points, while freshman guard Maggie Wolford made five steals for Clear Spring. Leigh Ann Bearden got eight rebounds and Tara Fockler added six rebounds.

The fast-paced, high-scoring first quarter ended in a 15-15 tie. Keyser went to work in the second, scoring 10 of her points to give Boonsboro a 36-27 halftime lead.

"Most of Sarah Keyser's points were on breakaway layups," Boonsboro coach Bernie Semler said. "I thought that we were able to work the ball around and take good shots. We did a better job of rebounding. We were able to get a good bit of second and third shots."

Boonsboro carried its success from the second quarter over into the third quarter as it increased its advantage to 54-34 by the end of the period.

The Warriors surrendered only 15 second-half points to the Blazers.

Even though Clear Spring (0-10, 0-5) saw its losing streak get extended to 56 games, coach Erin Grossnickle still has confidence in her Blazers.

"Our girls are still working hard in practice and it is showing," Grossnickle said. "We are playing together and we are working together better as a team."

One piece of good news for Clear Spring is that its JV team ended a losing streak that spanned over four years by getting a 30-20 win over Boonsboro.

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